Thursday, September 27, 2007

Now offering proofreading, editing, and writing services

I offer the following services via email only. Documents must be in Word format. Price and turnaround time varies depending on service and length of document; please feel free to contact me at for an estimate or to request my services.

This service is best for writing that is already polished and just needs another eye to catch typos and spelling mistakes. Service is fast and economical.

Your cost: $3.00 per page*, $10 per 1000 words.

Basic Copy Editing
This service covers basic proofreading as well as correction of minor grammatical mistakes. I will make the corrections in your document, highlighted so that you can easily find them.

Your cost: $5.40 per page*, $18 per 1000 words.

Moderate to Extensive Rewriting
This option is for the author who has the ideas but not the writing skills to present them in their best light! I will restructure sentences and paragraphs, improve wording, and make suggestions or ask questions to help develop the piece.

Your cost: $15.00 per page*, $50 per 1000 words.

Ghost Writing**—Writing Only
You provide the research, story lines, key phrases, etc., and I’ll write your piece for you.

Your cost: $18.00 per page*, $60 per 1000 words.

Ghost Writing**—Research and Writing
You provide the ideas, I do the research and the writing.

Your cost: $25.00 per page*, $83 per 1000 words

*Page estimates based on standard manuscript form (using courier new size 12 and double-spaced lines) at 300 words/page. For most accurate estimate, use actual word count. All prices in US dollars.

**20% discount for “as told to” ghost writing.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Associated Content

There's a bit of a debate about content submission sites, whether they're good for freelance writers or not. After reading about people who have gotten their start as writers on Associated Content, I decided to give it a try! Please visit my profile at Associated Content and click on the articles. Tell your friends! I have a number of articles in queue so more will be added almost daily (at least until I run out of ideas). Please feel free to give me any article ideas you'd like to see me write about!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Time to get serious

I have decided that I am going to start really focusing on making writing my career. It'll be a while before I can quit my day job of writing board reports for my mutual fund company (well, at least it's writing), so for now I'll start with some freelancing to earn extra money and expand my resume.

I'm exploring several options, including articles and offering proofreading, editing, and writing services. One site that seems like easy money is This site offers abstracts of news articles so that you can get the gist of a lot of news in just a few minutes, or decide whether an article interests you enough to give it a full read. Here is one of my absracts that was accepted and published:

The Debate on California's Pot Shops -

Big surprise: medical marijuana in California is being obtained by people who just want to get high. Safer reports on marijuana clubs, set up to produce pot for AIDS patients and cancer sufferers, that are systematically being abused by people who don't actually need the drug. One supporter-turned-critic thinks the feds should step in to weed out the troublemakers. This 60 Minutes treatment is of barely mild interest, mercifully short, and doesn't break any new ground.
in 60 Minutes by Morley Safer, 23 September 2007
This abstract was edited by Brijit. Read more here...